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woodworking tears up my hands. Gloves are key.


My name is Matthew Coppersmith

I am a maker or artist or woodworker creating pieces with a mix of wood, metal, resin, and other miscellaneous items. I combine these materials to create one cohesive piece of furniture. Showcasing their individual characteristics and beauty.  I currently mill all my own lumber. I want to give those trees the chance to live on as something else. I find that I see this in many things a piece of broken and discarded metal, a chunk of rock. I see these things and I am immediately figuring out how to give these things new life.

I consider myself to be self-taught in all aspects of woodworking, metalworking, and resin. Meaning I don’t have any formal education. I owe a lot to YouTube and the friends I have made.

Live edge Ash slab

Interior Design

  • I believe in my children, they are the reason for ALL the emotions!

  • I believe in woodworking to fill my bucket!

  • I believe in making mistakes, it's how we learn!

What I believe
Showing off my Interior design/decor pieces

"Sometimes it is not about seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, it’s finding the tunnel in the first place!"

Spalted Silver Maple slab

Guilty Pleasures & Truths

-You can do anything because YouTube!

-Dad jokes can be funny.

-I love the idea that two desserts per person are three times better than one!

furniture being made from this large piece of salvaged Douglas Fir

“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”

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